The arrival of the mid-engined Corvette for the 2020 model year has been a monumental moment in automotive history. However, most people would agree that the C8 Corvette hasn’t had a great run thus far into its lifespan, at no real fault of its own. From UAW conflicts, to supplier issues and the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 C8 Corvette has struggled to find its way to customer driveways. That being the case, Chevrolet has given some clarification relating to the remaining 2020 C8 orders.
According to Chevrolet, if you have already placed an order for your car, and your event status is 3,000 or higher, your order is guaranteed to be filled this year. However, if your event status is 1,100, General Motors has now confirmed that they will not be building your car for the 2020 model year. This means that you will have to meet with your dealer and reserve a 2021 build slot.
Buyers can check their event status with the help of their dealership or the Corvette Concierge, which is something we suggest doing soon. Orders for the 2021 model year are slated to open July 30, so if you’re unsure about your event status now is the time to proactively speak with someone at Chevy. Production of the 2021 models will begin in November after the 2020 C8 Corvette has officially wrapped up.
Despite the original plan to increase the price of the C8 Corvette after the initial model year, Chevrolet has also confirmed that pricing will remain steady for the 2021 model year as a result of the delays. That being said, pricing related to options and features are subject to change in the upwards direction.
For buyers who will be receiving their Corvettes in 2020, Chevy has stepped up their post-purchase gift game, according to CorvetteBlogger. Unlike in the past where buyers may have received a cool poster, GM is now sending buyers “Speed Shape Models” finished in the car’s paint color with the corresponding VIN number. A nice gesture, but not one that is going to make other orderers feel better about the situation.